Department of Physics

 

Overview

 

The Department of Physics was established as a fully fledged, self-supporting post-graduate and research department in 2012. The Department offers M.Sc. (Physics) and Ph.D. programs. The Department of Physics has been exerting a major thrust in research and innovative teaching.

The academic program of this department has been designed to meet the requirement of the latest technological developments and envisages becoming state-of-the-art department with high quality education and cutting edge interdisciplinary research in Physical Science.

  • Competent and motivated scientific and academic staff members with a favorable age structure.
  • The Young faculty members of the Department are extremely active in research activities, publishing research contents and dedicated for financial projects.

 

 Mission & Vision:

Department of Physics is fully committed to impart quality education both in theoretical as well as experimental physics with special emphasis on ‘learning by doing’ for socio-economic growth. It includes continuous improvement of the quality of scientific research, the development of innovative curricula and techniques based on research and the latest scientific discoveries, greater international visibility and recognition of the Department, as well as the increasing impact on the development of the economy and society as a whole.

The Department achieves its mission by trying to evenly represent the underlying sub- disciplines of Physics in research and teaching, but also to promote new areas of research, with an emphasis on interdisciplinary and applied research. It also encourages the development of educational Physics through primary and secondary education by participating in the development of the curriculum, developing methodology of Physics education, teaching aids and textbook through lifelong learning programs & training of teachers and particularly through continued work with students who are recognized as extremely talented.

       

Department of Physics is working on following objectives:

  1. Construct basics of physics curriculum and smooth study plan.
  2. Provide a sophisticated level of education for teaching of undergraduate and graduate studies.
  3. To provide required contribution and support to other departments at AKSU.
  4. Prepare the students in assets of physics and the principles of analytical methods required for the conclusion of physical tests.
  5. Provide an opportunity for students to deepen their knowledge in the branches of physics.
  6. Encouraging the students for the scientific research.
  7. Work in the completion of applied research, basic scientific research, experimental, theoretical and applied.
  8. To contribute to consulting services, training, addressing scientific and industrial problems
  9. Continued development of faculty members by sending them for training courses so as to maintain a high degree of efficiency and performance.
  10. Support and encourage the scientific cooperation between faculty members in the department and cooperation with other departments in the field of multi-purpose research.
  11. Spread the spirit of competition & encouragement and give the opportunity to all members.
  12. Preparation of national cadres by basic physics and knowledge that contribute to community service.

 

 Courses Offered

 

  • Ph.D. (Physics)

Eligibility: M.Sc. in Physics with minimum 55% in post- graduate program.

The faculty members are involved in the R & D activities in the following areas of specialization and also areas of Ph.D. (Full-time & Part-time) program:

Experimental:

  • Conducting Polymers and Polymer Gel Electrolytes
  • Synthesis of Nanomaterials and Polymer Nanocomposite Nanofibres
  • Electrochemical Devices.
  • Surface Characterization tools for Materials such as: XRD, SEM, AFM, FTIR etc.
  • Electrical, Electrochemical and Thermo-mechanical characterizations such as: LCR Bridge, CH-Instruments, DMA etc.
  • Solar Cells
  • Solid State Ionics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Lasers and Applications

Theoretical:

  • Non Linear Dynamics
  • Non Linear Optics
  • Theoretical Aspect related to Quantum Mechanics
  • Green function for 1D and 2D boundaries problems and application to de-Broglie problems.
  • Photonics and Optical Fibers for industries.
  • Astronomy & Astrophysics
  • Physics of Photosphere, Ionosphere and Magnetosphere.
  • Cosmology and Space weather
  • Planetary & interplanetary space physics and climatology.

 

Enrolled Ph.D. Students

S/N

Name of Students

 Supervisor

Session

Topic

1

JITENDRA BAGHEL

Dr. Neelesh Rai

2018

Development of crystal nanocomposite soaked electron conduction polymer for photovoltaic conversion application

2

RAJ KUMAR SHARMA

Dr. O. P. TRIPATHI

2018

Impact of solar disturbances on geomagnetic field during solar cycle 24

3

BEERENDRA KUMAR VISHWAKARMA

Dr. Neelesh Rai

2018

Extensive studies nano ferrites based polymer electrolytes for solid state device application

4

LOVELY RANJTA

Dr. Neelesh Rai

2019

Studies on nanotubes embedded nano composite polymer electrolyte membrane for various device applications

5

RASHMI SHARMA

Dr. O. P. TRIPATHI

2019

Study of solar and interplanetary parameters and their effects on earth for solar cycle 24 and rising phase of solar cycle 25

  • M.Sc. (Physics)

Eligibility: B.Sc. in PCM/PMCS with 45% or equivalent or Physics as one of the major subject in graduation or B. Tech./B.E. (Electrical Engg./Electronic Engg./Mechanical Engg./Computer Science) can also apply.

  • Graduation and others

S/N

Name of Faculty

Course

Name of Subject

1

Faculty of Basic Science

B.Sc. (PCM)

and

B.Sc. (in Computer Sc.):

1.Mechanics and Properties of Matter

2. Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics

3. Optics

4. Electrostatics, Magnetostatics & Electrodynamics,

5. Quantum Mechanics and Spectroscopy

6. Solid State Physics and Devices

2

Faculty of Engg. & Tech.

B. Tech. (all branches)

Engineering Physics

Polytechnics Diploma (all branches)

Applied Physics

3

Faculty of Life Science & Tech.

B. Tech. (Biotech)

Engineering Physics

4

Faculty of Agriculture Science & Tech.

B. Tech. (Ag.)

B. Tech. (Food Tech.)

Engineering Physics

 

Dean and HOD profile

 

Prof. R.N. Tripathi

Dean

Faculty of Basic Science

& O.S.D.

AKS University, Satna (M.P.)

 

·         Ex. Professor & H.O.D. Physics, Govt. P.G. College, Satna.

·         Ex. Member of Board of Studies & Academic Council,

            A.P.S. University, Rewa.

·         Ex. Registrar M.G.G.V.V. Chitrakoot (M.P.)

·         Ex. Principal Govt. Girls Collage, Satna (M.P.)

·         Ex. Dean (Academic) Sri Rawatpura-Sarkar, Raipur (C.G.)

·         Member of Advisory board of Society of Physics and Functional Materials (SPFM)

 

 

HOD Profile

Dr. Neelesh Rai

Associate Professor & Head

Department of Physics,

AKS University, Satna (M.P.)

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Major Research Area: Nanocomposite Materials, Polymer Electrolytes and Quantum Mechanical Approach.

 

  Dr. Neelesh Rai obtained his B.Sc. in Instrumentation and M.Sc. degree in Physics from Dr. Hari Singh Gour Central University, Sagar (M.P.) and subsequently Ph.D. degree in theoretical & experimental Condensed Matter Physics and Nanocomposites. He had started his career as a Research Interns in Advanced Materials & Processes Research Institute AMPRI (CSIR) Laboratory Govt. of India and later on shifted to AKS University as an Assistant Professor. He has a vast teaching and research experience of diverse areas of Physics and its applied fields such as Nanocomposite Materials, Polymer Electrolytes and Quantum Mechanics. Dr. Rai has published more than 10 research papers in peer-reviewed international journals and conference proceedings (see publication section). He has Experimental knowledge of some special equipment such as: DMA, DSC, LCR meter, Electrochemical Analyzer, SEM, electrometer, Tensile Tester, electro spinning, XRD etc. Dr. N. Rai has travelled widely in India and abroad and attended several International Conferences. He has visited several Universities and Educational Institutions in Japan, Singapore, Malaysia & Hong Kong. He has been awarded travel grant by DST, MPCST, (CICS) Centre for International Co-operation in Science (INSA-CSIR-DAE/BRNS-CICS). He has carried out six month research work (Preparation of Nanofibres) at IIT Madras in CSIR tenure.

Membership:

·         World Solid State Ionics Society (SSI), Ionic for sustainable world. New Jersey, USA.

·         Academic Council of AKS University, Satna.

·         Secretary of Society of Physics and Functional Materials (SPFM)

Award/Prizes/fellowship:

1)        “BHARAT SHIKSHA RATAN AWARD” was awarded by the Society of Global Achievers Foundation in the seminar on National Economic Growth & Social Development in New Delhi (2019).

2)       Awarded with “BEST TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARD” by AKS University, Satna on the Founder’s day on 12 December, 2018.

3)       Second Prize: Second Young Researchers Competition, held on 18 Sep. 2009 at AMPRI (CSIR) Bhopal (M.P.).

4)       Fellowship Award: Awarded for Training of Young Scientist (duration 2013 & 14, 2014 & 15) by M.P. Council of Science & Technology, Bhopal based on research paper presented in Physical Science discipline on 28th ,  29th and 30th M.P. Young Scientist Congress held at Vigyan Bhawan, MPCST, Bhopal.

5)       Presentation Award: National seminar on recent advances in Polymer Science & Technology (PST-13) held on 4-6 Jun, 2013 at Institution of Engineers, M.P. State Centre, Bhopal.

 

 

 Infrastructure/Lab Facility

 

Physics labs provide the opportunities to the students to learn the concepts of physics by performing experiments. Three basic Labs for different courses have been set up. Physics Lab-I and Physics Lab-II have been established for undergraduate students and one lab for postgraduate students. The experiments are chosen to cover the wide spectrum of Physics viz wave optics, electricity & magnetism, radiations, dielectrics, magnetic materials, semiconductors, optical fibers, laser, properties of matter, thermodynamics, electronics, spectroscopy etc.

Some of the major equipments are listed below:

  • Hall Measurement System.
  • Calorimeter and Copper boiler with thermometer.
  • Half shade polarimeter.
  • Absorption spectrum of iodine vapors by CDS apparatus.
  • Alkali or alkaline spectra using grating spectrometer setup.
  • Newton’s ring and Michelson’s Interferometer.
  • Microscopes and Telescopes
  • Spectrometers
  • Viscosity apparatus
  • Air resonance set up
  • Determination of Planck’s constant setup.
  • Determination of e/m using Thomson’s method setup.
  • Determination of e by Millikan’s method apparatus.
  • Spectra of hydrogen and deuterium (Rydberg constant and ratio of masses of electron to proton) measuring apparatus.
  • B-H curve apparatus of ferro-magnetic material with CRO.
  • G-M Counter.
  • Dielectric Setup.
  • Four probe method setup.
  • Phase Shift Keyed output and also to demodulate the PSK output apparatus.
  • Di-electric constant (Liquid) at high frequency by Lecher wires apparatus.
  • Babinet compensator.
  • Determination of the refractive index of liquid using Spectrometer setup.
  • Determination of Young’s Modulus, modulus of Rigidity and Poisson’s ratio by Searle’s apparatus.
  • Ferroelectric transition in TGS crystal and measurement of Curie temperature apparatus.
  • Determine Stefan constant setup.

  

Career opportunities in Physics

  

Physical science provides the job opportunities in various fields such as Scientists, Teachers, Professors, States & Central Government employee, Junior & Senior research fellowships in prestigious research institutes of India and abroad. With the Bachelor of Science degree in Physics or Engineering Physics, students can pursue career in research & development, science, engineering, education, medicine, business, and the military. Current students can take advantage of the many research and internship opportunities available to help prepare them for the career of their choice.

Internships

Students in our program have recently completed internship programs at the following companies:

IISERs

IISc / IITs/NITs/SINP/RRCAT

Air Force Research Laboratory

Electroscience Laboratory

General Electric Aviation

IBM

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab

Meyer Sound, Inc.

Microsoft

NASA

Full Time Employment

Common job titles for physics and engineering physics bachelor's/master’s degree recipients include:

·         Accelerator Operator

·         School/College Physics Teacher

·         Lab Technician

·         Laser Engineer

·         Optical Engineer

·         Research Associate

·         Software Developer

·         Systems Analyst

·         Technical Specialist

·         Web Developer

Research Project:

One project Entitled “DEVELOPMENT OF NANOCOMPOSITE POLYMER GEL ELECTROLYTES AND THEIR NANO FIBERS FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL DEVICE APPLICATIONS” has been submitted to INSA for financial assistance.

 Seminars/ Conferences/ Workshops

 

  • University level central zonal competition of “ANVESHAN-2019” sponsored by AIU during Feb 1-2, 2020.
  • Special lecture on “Formation of Stars and Their Life” by Aakash Narayan, Osmania University, Hyderabad 2018.
  • One day workshop on Skill Development and career counseling by Amit Singh & Brijendra Semwal, New Delhi 2018.
  • Various events/competitions of the students on the occasion of National Science day Celebration on 28 Feb. 2020.
  • An International Webinar on New Research Trends on Functional Physics (NRTFP-2020) during July 1-4, 2020.
  • Mega Technical Fest “SIGMA18” to buildup technical skills in students held in February, 2018.
  • Workshop on “synthesis of Nanomaterials and Nanocomposite” was sponsored by IIT Madras and wetlab championship during 1-2 Ocober, 2019.
  • An interactive workshop on General Science was organized on 10 Jan, 2019. Around 2000 students and faculties participated in the event.
  • Mega Technical Fest “SIGMA17” to buildup technical skills in students in February, 2017.
  • Essay writing, quiz, Rangoli and Poster Presentation competition in February, 2015 for students.
  • National Science day Celebration Program on 27-28 Feb, 2016.

 Industrial Training /Visits:

  

  • Scientific tour in each semester in renowned Institutions like IISc, IISERs, IITs, NASI etc.
  • Shivani Singh Parihar (Student of M.Sc. Physics, 2ndSem), Presented a Paper in National Conference on Recent Trends in Space Science and Nano Materials (NCRTSSNM-2018) held on 26-27 Jan 2018 at APS University, Rewa (M.P.).
  • Anamika Mishra (Student of M.Sc. Physics, 2ndSem), Presented paper in National Conference on Recent Trends in Space Science and Nano Materials (NCRTSSNM-2018) held on 26-27 Jan 2018 at APS University, Rewa (M.P.).
  • Five students attended a National Workshop on Advanced Research Instrumentation Techniques in Materials Science (Aritms-2018) at St. Aloysius' College, Jabalpur during Jan 2018.

 

 Awards/Achievements

 

General:

  • The department received Appreciation for the best equipped lab by Expert committee of UGC during University Inspection scheduled in September, 2014.
  • Department of Physics received “Certificate of Excellence” for conducting Zonal Center Program of Wetlab Championship and Shastra Event-2019 sponsored by IIT Madras.
  • Department of Physics received “Certificate of Appreciation” for the best presentation of students in Winter School Program at Dongla Observatory (Ujjain) which was organized by MPCST and coordinated by IIA Bangalore.

 

Student Desk:

  • A National level scientific fest “SINGULARITY 16”. Students won the Third Prize in the Event “Domino Effect” organized by IISER, Bhopal during 2-5 Sep. 2016.
  • A National level Technical fest “Pravega17”: Students won the Second Prize in Event “Molecular Moral” organized by IISc, Bangalore during 18-21 Jan 2017.
  • A National level scientific fest “SINGULARITY 17”: Students won the Second Prize in Event “Domino Effect” and Third Prize: Shark Tank, organized by IISER, Bhopal during 13-15 Oct. 2017.
  • A technical fest “SIGMA’17”organized by the students under the guidance of faculty members received great success, 2017.
  • A National level Sport Activities: Kho- Kho, Kabbaddi, Volley ball etc.
  • Selection of students for Inspire Scholarship (2018 and 2019).
  • Pooja Pandey (M.Sc. Student) received the financial assistance (50000 INR) during (2019-2020) by HDFC bank on the basis of her Excellency in academic performance.
  • A National level scientific fest “SINGULARITY 19”: Students won the First Prize in Event “Domino Effect”
  • A National level scientific fest “SINGULARITY19”: Students won the First Prize in Event “Li-Fi”
  • Students were selected by IIT Madras for participation in “SHASTRA Events”
  • Student’s project was selected in central zonal competition of ANVESHAN-2019 and secured third position organized by AIU and held at JLU Bhopal during Feb 5-7, 2020.

 

Faculty Desk:

  1. Neelesh Rai was conferred with “BHARAT SHIKSHA RATAN AWARD” by the Society of  Global Achievers Foundation in the seminar on National Economic Growth & Social Development in New Delhi (2019)
  2. Manish Agrawal was awarded “Outstanding Performance in Coordination” by the AKS University, Satna on occasion of  Founder’s day on  9 December, 2019.
  3. Saket Kumar was awarded appreciation certificate for “Zero Investment Innovations for Education Initiative” in 2019 & 2020.
  4. Neelesh Rai was awarded with “BEST TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARD” by AKS University, Satna on the occasion of the celebration of Founders day on 12 December 2018
  5. Neelesh Rai received financial assistance by DST & MPCST for attending International events in Japan & Singapore.
  6. Neelesh Rai’s National paper presentation was recognized at National seminar on recent advances in Polymer Science & Technology (PST-13) held on 4-6 Jan. 2013 at Institution of Engineers, M.P. State Centre, Bhopal.
  7. O.P. Tripathi was invited for an Expert lecture in Govt. P.G. College, Satna entitled “Phase space and partition function” on 7th March 2020.
  8. Lovely Singh delivered an expert lecture in Govt. P.G. College, Satna entitled “A brief review on laser with its application in optical fiber” on 6th March 2020.
  9. Saket Kumar was invited an eminent speaker in Govt. P.G. College, Satna entitled “Impurity and Thermal diffusion, constant & surface concentration and ion implantation” on 8th march 2020.
  10. Neelesh Rai acted as domain expert in Govt. P.G. College, Satna entitled “Qualitative description on physics of Nano material” on March 2020.